Lee Ufan – Traces


A beautiful and meditative artist book


ISBN: 9782851173089 Category:

Philippe Vergne, Beck Jee-Sook, Hans Ulrich Obrist


Passionate about prints, Lee Ufan had, for many years, hoped to create an extremely long etching. He wanted to push horizontality to its limits. It was at Michael Woolworth’s studio in Paris that he was able to realise this dream. Applying himself, with all his physical strength, to the hardness of the steel plates and the vastness of their length, he created two different works as two ways to explore an infinite trajectory.

A hard bound leporello, augmented by a separate text in which the artist explains his unique approach, accompanies the project. Both vigorous and meditative, Lee Ufan’s etchings are an invitation to let our gaze drift over the lines and become lost in the voids. Fading in front of his own work, the artist thus traces for us a path to the invisible.

Additional information

Weight 568 g
Dimensions 21.4 x 28 cm
Publisher name Editions Cahiers d'Art
Publication date 15 September 2020
Number of pages 56
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 21.4 x 28 cm
Weight 568 g


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Philippe Vergne is a French curator and director of the Serralves Contemporary Art Museum.

Beck Jee-sook is director of the Seoul Museum of Art.

Hans Ulrich Obrist is a Swiss art curator, critic and historian of art. He is artistic director at the Serpentine Galleries, London and co-editor of the Cahiers d'Art review.